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Tonight on Fab we’re featuring a sale of refurbished Polaroid cameras and instant film kits, brought to you by a team of idealists who saved the fate of Polaroid film by rescuing the last Polaroid production plant. This is their story.
For as long we can remember, the Polaroid instant camera has been something of a cult favorite. Loved by everyone from artsy teenagers to creative luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Stefanie Shneider, the camera played a unique role because it provided something a regular analog camera couldn’t—instant gratification and the thrill of watching film develop in your hand. It also didn’t hurt that the soft, otherworldly glow that’s ever-present in Polaroid snapshots just so happens to make everyone look good (no Photoshop needed!), that the camera is ideal for events because you can quickly and easily create take-home keepsakes, or that the crisp white border on the photographs is just the right size for scribbling captions with a Sharpie marker. Naturally, we were heartbroken when we learned that the iconic camera was going under.